Janelle Guthrie

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Communications Director

(360) 352-7800 ext. 152

A graduate of Washington State University – with a double major in communications and political science – Janelle Guthrie, APR, Fellow PRSA, provides strategic communications leadership to BIAW.  She’s held executive leadership and communications roles for Washington Attorneys General Rob McKenna and Bob Ferguson, Microsoft and Washington’s Senate Republican Caucus, Employment Security Department and  Department of Corrections.

Guthrie serves on the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) National Public Affairs & Government Executive Committee and the College of Fellows leadership team. She earned induction into the PRSA National College of Fellows in 2017 and won the Lloyd. B. Dennis Distinguished Service Award for national public affairs excellence that same year. Locally, she was named PRSA Puget Sound Chapter PR Professional of the Year in 2018 and won the Hugh Smith Community Service Award in 2019.

She and her husband live in Tumwater with their tabby, Mister Tigger. She enjoys friends and family, golf, travel and “supervising” remodeling projects.